Simple Water Colored Posies

Simple Water Colored Posies Card

My love of water color started in my High School Art class.

Unfortunately for me, I’m not very good at drawing.

Except simple little objects.

For my Xyron Design Team project this week…

Derwent Academy sent us some awesome goodies to play with.

For my card…I cut the watercolor paper to 3 ¾” x 5″ and drew simple little flowers

on the bottom.  (Can’t get much easier than this.)

I colored in my flowers and leaves using the water color pencils.

I used the lighter pencil first and then added a little shading with the darker pencil.

You don’t have to fill the entire image.

Use a wet paint brush and go over pencil marks to blend the colors.

For my Words…I took a small piece of the water color paper and did a scribble background

with the blues and purple water color pencils.

Blend the colors together with a wet paintbrush.

After the paper was completely dry, I inserted it into my Xyron 3″ Sticker Maker*.

The Xyron Sticker Maker* is great to use when cutting out small dies.

It adds complete adhesive and makes the perfect little word sticker.

I used my Xyron Creative Station* to add adhesive to the back of my layers.

That way, I don’t have to worry about any warpage on my watercolored layer.

A simple bow finishes off this simple watercolored card.

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A Plate Full of Thanks

This month I started working with a company called Tape Technologies, the maker of

Styletch Vinyl, as their New Design Team Coordinator.

Being that it’s November…

I decided my first project should be something that I could use for Thanksgiving.

I perused my new collection of 12″ x 12″ adhesive vinyl and decided on the Sunflower

Transparent Glitter Vinyl sheet.  (fyi…Styletech has a great selection of vinyl to work with.)

You can find a 10 assorted pack of 12×12 Glitter Self Adhesive Vinyl Sheets* on Amazon.

Some of you may gasp…

when I tell you that I still don’t have one of those fancy electronic die cutting machines.

(although it may be on this year’s Christmas list)

To begin this simple project…  I cut the word “Thanks” using a thin steel die and my

Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting/Embossing Machine*.  I cut out 8 for my large plate and

one for my small plate.  Because I only wanted the “thanks” around the edge of the plate

I cut the flourish off the bottom of the “k”.

After figuring out my plate placement, I placed my die-cut “thanks” onto a flat surface and

picked up the die-cut with my Vinyl Transfer Tape*.

Once on the transfer paper I peeled back the protective layer and secured it in place on my

plate.  I burnished the transferred die and removed the transfer paper.

Because I couldn’t help myself I added another die cut “Thanks” with the flourish in tack onto

a cute little thrift store find.

FYI…While I would not place the plates in the dishwasher, I did try to see how it would hold up to hand-washing.   It did fine.

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Day #3 of The Twinery & Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop

The Twinery & Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop Card

Todays is Day #3 of The Twinery & Serendipity Stamps Blog Hop and my chance to join in.

I love Serendipity Stamps and using twine in my card making.  This was a great chance to use both.

“Thanks” Card Directions:

  1. Stamp flower images and leaves onto watercolor paper using black permanent ink.
  2. Water color or color images using markers.
  3. Cut around flowers and leaves.
  4. Paint a thin coat of Diamond Stickles Glue over images for added sparkle.
  5. I started my card by using a 2 1/2″ wide double-sided tape from Kool Tak on a 5″ piece of cardstock.
  6. Closely lay strands of twine onto the super sticky tape to cover the entire piece of paper.
  7. Cut out with a 4″ scalloped square die cut.
  8. Apply die cut square onto cardstock layers.
  9. Glue Flowers and leaves onto front of the card using a fabric glue.  Embellish with adhesive pearls.  Die cut “thanks” from blue cardstock and add to front of card.

Finished Card Size:  5″ x 5″.

Serendipity Stamps Products Used:

The Twinery Colors Used:

  • Peach Stripe, Honeydew Stripe, Denim Stripe, Lilac Stripe, Flax Stripe, Natural.

Today’s Hop:

Don’t forget to leave comments along the way for the chance to win some awesome prizes.